Meridian Music presents Pauchi Sasaki
Date: Feb 13,2013
Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Meridian Music: Composers in Performance presents GAMA 2, a new piece by Pauchi Sasaki for violin, loops, computer and text.
Subjective perceptions are explored through two zones that coexist in parallel: the interior and the exterior. Both spaces have their own gravitational laws and usually their energies come into conflict. The problem is that somatic activity lacks the simplicity of description: to pull information from the inside to the outside is a process where all the memories and desires transform all that was perceived.
Peruvian-Japanese Pauchi Sasaki weaves styles and disciplines in her creative process. Her work reflects a great interest for interdisciplinary research and the design of dynamics that induce the interaction between artwork, space and audience. She collaborates activelly with projects linked to dance, film, theater, installation and multimedia performances.
As a performer and composer, she has been invited to several festivals in Peru, USA, Japan, Spain, Chile and Swiss. In 2011 Pauchi was awarded with the prize "Best Original Music" at the XV International Latinoamerican Film Festival of Lima. In 2012 she received another "Best Original Music" prize from the National Film Council of Peru (DICINE) and also was nominated as Best Artist of the Year by national press due her work at the opera house Teatro Municipal de Lima in 2012's season.
Her violin style is the result of the exposure to different cultures. She started classical violin at age of 5. Later, she studied Andean Music at CEMDUC (Center of Music and Dance from Pontifical Catholic University Of Peru); Hindu Music at Ali Akbar Khan College of Music in San Rafael, California; and Klezmer Music with Alicia Svigals in New York. She holds a BA degree in Journalism at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and now she is a current student at the MFA Electronic Music program in Mills College, Oakland.
Photo credit: Janice Smith-Palliser